Passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 23, 2012 at 59 years of age. Beloved husband of 38 years to Kathy (nee Farr). Dear father of Bryan and wife Christy Smith, Chris and wife Kimberly Smith, Brad Smith and Allison McLeod. Treasured grandpa of Harley, Tyler, Brady, and Anika. Loved brother of Ken and wife Judy Smith, Priscilla and husband Bob Nantau, Rob and wife Debbie Smith, and Rick Smith. Also survived by many foster brothers and sisters as well as several nieces and nephews. Douglas retired from Union Gas in 2006 after 33 years of service. Special thanks to the nursing staff of 6 North at Met Hospital for all of your care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. Doug’s life will be celebrated at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Essex Food Bank. You may send your condolences online at

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